Mary Rose, 22
Q. When were you in the club and what discipline?
A. Club member from 1998 to 2009. Cross-country.
Q. Who were your friends in the club?
A. Melissa Krause, Paul Rose, Michael Gleason, Sarah MacCarthy and Molly Newman.
Q. What is your favorite club memory?
A. Steamboat Cup Races that Deb Rose would put on every few weeks.
Q. What are you doing now?
A. After skiing for the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduating in May, I decided to continue my ski career. I moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, and I am skiing for the SVSEF Nordic Gold Team.
Q. What impact did the club have on you?
A. I was involved with SSWSC from the day I was born because of my mom, Deborah Rose, who has been coaching for 30 years! The club became my second family, which is what kept me motivated as a skier, even when the times were tough. Being a part of the club helped me grow to be the person that I am today. All of the coaches that I have had, from Deb Rose to Brian Tate, have had a large impact on me. I learned the importance of responsibility, while having the time of my life with my closest friends. SSWSC also made the transition from skiing in high school to skiing in college much easier. They were always there for me even if I wasn’t their athlete anymore. Another thing that SSWSC gave me is friendships that I will have for the rest of my life. Melissa Krause was one of my first competitors in cross-country and immediately became a lifetime friend!